Monday, December 14, 2009

MacJournal 5.2b8

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This beta has some syncing fixes and some other unrelated upgrades. The old simultaneous-use warning that was added in 5.1 is gone, in favor of watching the file system for changes and updating automatically. There's a fix for tabs, and for time zone switches in the calendar. The recording devices in the pref pane should update more consistently now, and page setup information is now included with files dragged out. So perhaps there's something there for everyone, but let me know of any problems.

UPDATE: There was a regression with rich text entries with attachments in beta 8. I've updated the link above to point to a fixed release, 5.2b8.1. If you downloaded 5.2b8, you should see it offer the update.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

MacJournal 5.2b7

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Search is now entirely done in the background, making large data sets and/or lots of smart journals a lot faster. There was also a bug introduced in one of the betas that could cause an issue if you edit an entry in a smart journal but this has been fixed here. The file naming scheme for attachments in HTML file has been changed to reduce duplicates on the server. There are a few smaller fixes, such as the appearance of MacJournal in the Spotlight menu on non-English systems, typing styles between entries, a weird tab bar one, and others. Check it out and let me know of any issues. And to my US-based audience: Happy Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

MacJournal 5.2b6

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There's a fix for searching so it won't rebuild the index during searching in a certain case and a few small UI tweaks. There are a lot of under the hood changes for new syncing features, so please let me know if you experience any issues with this release.

Monday, November 02, 2009

MacJournal 5.2b5

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This is a somewhat smaller beta release, but there are some fixes that I wanted to get in people's hands. There was a case when trying to save checkboxes in a template that would go awry and a case where the search index would need to be rebuilt incorrectly (which can take a while depending on your data).

Monday, October 26, 2009

MacJournal 5.2b4

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This beta fixes support for posting to Atom blogs (Blogger not included; that has worked just fine). There is also a fix to restore 10.4 compatibility and another regression from 5.1.4 when moving entries between journals. You may not see save prompts at quit anymore, but worry not: everything is being saved anyway. Let me know of any problems.

Monday, October 12, 2009

MacJournal 5.2b3

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This beta fixes a few key bugs: a crash while searching, a crash while customizing the toolbar on Leopard, a problem with dates when switching back and forth between these betas and 5.1.4, and a rare issue with losing entry text. Please let me know of any problems that you see.

Monday, October 05, 2009

MacJournal 5.2b2

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Nothing too exciting, but there are some fixes you'll want if you are using beta 1. There's an important fix for Tiger. There's a few small usability improvements, like being able to highlight sections of text in a separate editing window. There's also a few fixes for small regressions since 5.1.4. Check out the full details in the version history if you are interested.

Monday, September 21, 2009

MacJournal 5.2b1

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This is a larger release than 5.1.4, but smaller than 5.1. It's largely to support a future iPhone client, but there are some features in there for desktop users as well. For example, LiveJournal users can download more than 50 entries. Also, non-main documents are backed up. Quick Note works better on Snow Leopard as well. However, this release is already feature complete, so nothing else will be added except for bug fixes.

There are a fair amount of under-the-covers changes as well, particularly in blogging, so please try it out and let me know if anything breaks.

9/22 Update: I fixed the beta expiration date for non-US users. If you were seeing a problem, please re-download 5.2b1. There are no other changes in the fixed build.

Friday, August 28, 2009

MacJournal 5.1.4

Snow Leopard is on the Prowl! The Cat is out of the bag! More tortured cat metaphors!

Yes, Snow Leopard is out and so is MacJournal 5.1.4. If you use the former, you'll want the latter as well. There was only one cosmetic issue that I found in 5.1.3 (as well as a rare crash), but that is fixed in 5.1.4, along with some other things. It's a benefit to all three OSes on which it is supported. Download it at Mariner now or get it from the Check For Updates in a previous version of 5.x.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

MacJournal 5.1.4b4

You can get it here, however please try to update MacJournal from within the application by using the MacJournal or Help menu to Check for Updates.

This beta is pretty small. I decided to do it to test a new version of Sparkle in the last update and some build environment changes in this release. There is also a long-in-the-making data loss fix that is also in this release. I expect the final release to have no additional changes and be out some time next week.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

MacJournal 5.1.4b3

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This beta has a few fixes here and there as well as some updates to third-party components that MacJournal uses, like Sparkle. Some rare crashes are fixed, such as one opening the Inspector and editing links on Snow Leopard. A bug where the crash reporter would show up each launch is fixed as well. Tiger users will note that searches from the toolbar will no longer highlight text within the PDF as that was causing a reproducible crash. The issue is not present in Leopard and is still available there.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Call for Beta Testers

Interested folks will want to check out the Mariner MacJournal support forum where there is a post asking for beta testers for a mobile version of MacJournal. Find it here. If you haven't been there before, you can use this forum to discuss other MacJournal issues/suggestions as well (or search past discussions).

Thursday, July 09, 2009

MacJournal 5.1.4b2

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This beta fixes a few rare crashers and some weird window resizing behavior, among other things. It is hopefully the last beta and the final will be out sometime in the next few weeks. Let me know of any problems with it.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

MacJournal 5.1.4b1

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This release fixes a few bugs in 5.1.3. There are fixes for Blogger, AppleScript, and MobileMe settings. There are also a fix for a display issue in Snow Leopard. Tags will be searched case-insensitively. This release also fixes a bug with the Backup progress sheet.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

MacJournal 5.1.3

Get the final release at Mariner or from the Check for Updates item in the Help menu. It's pretty similar to the final beta with a few minor changes. Stay tuned for future plans.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

MacJournal 5.1.3b7

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This is the release candidate; there will be little to no changes for the release. This beta fixes a bug in backups and updates the Google framework.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

MacJournal 5.1.3b6

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This beta adds some fixes for some rare crashes. There are several improvements in searching: the selections will be easier to see during a search, multiple search terms show up in PDF documents, and fixed behavior when searching only for text. Some new AppleScript commands were added to deal with plain versus rich text. There's also a fix for the live word count accuracy.

Friday, March 06, 2009

MacJournal 5.1.3b5

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This beta adds three localizations: Norwegian, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese (the latter two are still incomplete). Please let me know of any problems with these new localizations besides some missing strings in the Chinese ones. Backup behavior and resiliency has been improved. If you were seeing backup errors before, they should go away and backups should be happening (they were likely not happening at all on your machine, even on 5.1.2). The style of journals in the sidebar has changed a bit. There are also new versions of the Media Browser and the Google code, and some fixes for interacting with iWeb.

Friday, February 20, 2009

MacJournal 5.1.3b4

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It's a modest list of improvements, but then again, it is a modest release overall. A few minor UI fixes, some new hidden prefs, and a fix for Japanese blogging servers round up the list of changes. This release has been a bit slow because I've been working on future releases at the same time, but expect the final release soon.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

MacJournal 5.1.3b3

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I intended for this to be the final release, but it's going to have to be a beta for now. I don't expect anything to change between now and then, and "then" is hopefully next week. There's not much in this build either: an AppleScript fix, and import fix for RTFDs with attachments stored externally, a entry deletion fix for WordPress, a fix for Full Screen key equivalents in the F1-4 range, and better error reporting for backup issues. That's about it. Let me know of any problems.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

MacJournal 5.1.3b2

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This release should fix LiveJournal interactions with a few other tweaks. This should hopefully be the last beta, but let me know of any problems.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

MacJournal 5.1.3b1

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This is the first beta of 5.1.3. This is intended to be a very small and quick release, hopefully out this month while I work on some other things in tandem. This release contains all the fixes that I want to do already, so I suspect there will only be a handful of changes between now and the final releases.

There are fixes for some bugs in the UI, blogging, and searching.